Friday, 6 June 2014

Fantastic Art and Where To Find Them Friday: 8-bit Inspired Paintings of Iconic Images

A series of paintings inspired by geometric abstraction, color field painting, and old-school digital graphics.

This group of geometric watercolor paintings aim to breakdown, rearrange, and reference specific iconic images from art history and pop culture.

By flattening out and simplifying the referred images, the artist uses an angular method of visual processing to restructure and recompose a familiar picture. He is curious about the deciphering and translation of visual language, and the way we read and understand the things we see.



Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait

“These pictures are like puzzles, carefully taken apart and then pieced back together to reveal the subject. By referencing classical works of art, and nostalgic scenes and objects, I find these works to be transformations of images that have a collective familiarity.”

The artist chose to work with watercolor because he is drawn to the hand-made and transparent qualities of the paint itself. He also finds the juxtaposition of rigid drawing and soft washes of color to be an interesting combination.



The Starry Night

The genius behind these marvelous artworks is Adam Lister. He received a degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For seven years, Adam had a studio in Brooklyn then he moved back to Northern Virginia and established his own gallery called the “Adam Lister Gallery”. The gallery ran for 4 years and was just closed last summer of 2013. Adam currently lives in Beacon NY and spends most of his time doing his artworks.



Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte



Bob Ross



Mister Rogers









Bedroom in Arles

Check out more of Adam Lister’s fantastic art on his portfolio. You can also follow him Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr.


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